Is international relations becoming too focused on data? Consider the era we live in–regardless of the history of the intra-disciplinary debates. For those so-inclined, dive into this wonky and admittedly insider discussion of IR theory:
My friend and colleague Dan Nexon has a long rant (by his own admission) about the poverty of IR theory on the Duck of Minerva. Go read the whole thing, it is provocative and interesting. Also look at the comments, many of which are interesting and from prominent people in the field. What follows is some inside baseball, so it is going below the fold.